Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 1:25 PM (in response to MadddFlo)
Every import means at least one new Event. So, if you drag one image in, then there'll be a new event. Easier: drag the images to a Folder and then, when you've downloaded what you want, add that folder.
In the end, iPhoto is geared to folks importing from cameras and the like.